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Noodle, online degree enabler, buys parts of HotChalk, a former competitor

The online program management company buys assets of HotChalk, another OPM, whose biggest client, Concordia Portland, closed early this year.

The power of active learning during remote instruction

New study shows student learning suffered during the switch to remote instruction last spring, but that small group activities helped reduce this loss.

Long-term online learning in pandemic may impact students' well-being

With some colleges and universities planning to continue online learning into the spring, students are now looking at over a year of learning from home. How will their well-being and academics be affected?

COVID-era experience strengthens faculty belief in value of online learning, institutions' support for them

Survey finds significant increases in professors' confidence in virtual learning and their sense of support from their colleges -- but continuing concerns about equity for underrepresented students.

Many colleges will return to normal grading this fall. But will the semester be 'normal'?

Colleges adopted an array of flexible assessment policies because of COVID-19 last spring. Many are reverting to their normal practices this fall -- though the term will be anything but.

Challenges of the socially distanced classroom; Big Ten universities share online courses

Professors' experiment suggests the limits of on-campus, hybrid instruction this fall. Big Ten universities expand sharing of online courses.

Will virtual learning be better this fall? Will it be better enough?

As colleges head toward the remote fall they dreaded, they must deliver a more compelling learning experience than last spring's. Most think it will be better, but it may not give students what they crave.

Is technology the best way to stop online cheating? No, experts say: better teaching is.

Professors believe students cheat more online, and colleges ramped up use of detection tools amid shift to remote instruction this spring. Better assessment and student engagement would be more effective, experts say.

What kept students studying remotely satisfied this spring? Well-designed and well-delivered courses

Professors and students alike viewed their remote learning experience most favorably this spring when their courses incorporated more "best practices." That's the path to making the inevitable virtual education better this fall.

Presidents give their colleges mixed grades on remote learning. How is that influencing their decisions about fall?

Presidents give their colleges and universities mixed grades on the remote learning they offered last spring. How is that influencing their decisions about reopening campuses this fall?

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